GOT-IT

Highway Equipment Operator

Grade 07

New York State has approximately 41 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

Career Ladder

There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.

Summary of Job Description

Highway Equipment Operator
•    Operates heavy dump trucks to transport paving material to paving operations.
•    Operates mud jacks to pump lime and cement slurry mixture under settled concrete slabs to restore them to their original line.
•    Operates maintainer to push ridges of dirt from under side guard rails out onto the slope side of the road.
•    Operates heavy dump trucks with plow, wing and spreader attachments to simultaneously plow snow and control ice.
•    Operates eductor truck to remove dirt and debris from catch basins and drop inlets.
•    Checks fluid levels, tire pressure, safety devices and control mechanisms of machines prior to operation.
•    Starts, stops, steers and controls machine in a safe, efficient and effective manner to perform assigned tasks.
•    Monitors gauges and fluid levels of machine during operation.
•    Maintains daily record of work performed and materials used.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have one year of experience in the operation of tractors or other self-propelled equipment and possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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